Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service opportunities

We have opportunities to join our Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service to support young people within North Yorkshire.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest.

In North Yorkshire, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We also believe that children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities should have the opportunity to live within a family environment wherever possible and should have access to the support they need to achieve their longer-term ambitions.

The Inclusion Service is made up of a range of complementary services, including the specialist disabled children’s service four multidisciplinary locality hubs, undertaking statutory assessments for Education, Health and Care Plans and offering holistic support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

We are ambitious in our plans to make certain high-quality local provisions meet the identified care and educational needs of children and young people.

This vision for the education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Being Young in North Yorkshire plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five-year plan, which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

In the last year, we have established four multidisciplinary locality hubs offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND, and we are also developing a network of Targeted Mainstream Provisions in schools. Our Inclusion colleagues are pivotal to this development, working with our specialist teams and hub managers to ensure we have the right support in place at the right time. It’s the perfect time to join us to help us fulfil our ambitions working innovatively with our multi-agency partnerships.

We have recently completed a review of social care support for children with disabilities and this will form the basis for a programme of transformation to ensure the needs of children with disabilities and their families remain at the heart of what we do and inform practice and service delivery. The specialist service is made up of three social work teams supporting around 400 children and their families.

You will have diverse and varied work, professional development and the opportunity to shape innovative practice. You will have a very visible career; building your professional network, with work that is recognised both regionally and nationally. We are very much a learning forward-thinking authority, we learn, listen and shape continually.

We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic individuals who can shape innovative practice and are committed to providing evidence based services that are valued by children and their families.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Find our current vacancies and apply below

Title: Handy Person / Gardener

Salary:  £20,441 - £21,189  per annum pro rata (Up to £10.98 per hour)
Location: Nidderdale Children's Resource Centre, Ripon Road, Harrogate 
Contract type: Established 
Contract hours: 18 hours per week

The future is extremely bright at the Award winning Nidderdale Children’s Resource Centre, join us as we empower and support children and young people with Complex Health Needs, Disability and Autism.

The post holder will be part of the Nidderdale team and will support them will all aspects of maintenance of the properties, grounds and vehicles.

You will have individual responsibility for the timely, routine maintenance and repairs to a good and safe standard. To recognise and understand the importance of Health and Safety, including water safety and fire protection equipment and records (e.g. Electric check, fire alarms, emergency lighting, automatic fire detection, fire doors etc.)     

You will perform general maintenance of gardens, buildings and fixtures and fittings to ensure clear safe access to the property at all times. Including general handy person work within the building i.e. decorating, moving furniture, cleaning drains, replacing light bulbs, basic plumbing and joinery etc.

You should have experience overseeing compliance work with external contractors and to liaise with and monitor maintenance contractors while they are working on site and ensure paperwork is completed and any required actions carried out.

You will need a strong team work ethic and be able to work in partnership with the team as required to support the running of the home while being sensitive to the needs of the individual children who may be living there, taking account of race, culture language and religion.

The Key characteristic requirements of this post are experience in the maintenance of buildings, gardens and resources, commitment, flexibility and some understanding of the needs of young people who have complex health needs and who may present with behaviour which challenges others.

Key dates

Closing Date: Sunday 20th November

Interview Date: Interviews to be arranged as applications are submitted

Key documents

Job Description

Rewards Booklet

To informally discuss this role or to find out further information please contact 01609 533044 or Katherine.clarke@northyorks.gov.uk

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

Job Title: SEND Casework Manager – Craven
Grade:
 M
Salary: £42,503 -  £46,549 per annum
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent
Location: Craven. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for a SEN Casework Manager with a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

The core focus of this job is to manage a team of SEN case workers providing professional expertise and leadership for the implementation of the Local Authority's statutory responsibilities and procedures for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the whole age range 0 to 25.

The Directorate has established an integrated SEND Service (0-25) to provide an improved experience for children and young people with SEND and their families, including pathways and key points for assessment and decision making.

The role will involve monitoring progress of the children undergoing statutory assessment and supporting the SEN casework officers to address barriers in the process or in securing appropriate placements.

The role will involve working in an integrated way with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within the County Council, and externally to ensure statutory responsibilities are fulfilled. The post holder will need to have a commitment to shared values and the common purpose of developing a culture of interagency working; including statutory bodies, third and private sector organisations.

This post will carry a small caseload of cases which are more complex (in terms of SEND process) than appropriate for management by the SEND Casework officer. This will include specific responsibility for caseloads within High Cost placements including Independent Specialist provision. Cases in the tribunal arena will be held by this post for the duration of the appeal.

Supervision and active oversight of the SEND Casework officer will apply where there is complaint escalation where first line response has not resolved the complaint, cases where there is a request or requirement for a move from mainstream to special school, out of area cases, cases where there is a sudden or unpredictable request for a change of placement (placement breakdown), cases requiring significant multi-agency working such as Looked After Children or those in the Criminal Justice System and any other case deemed as “complex” following supervision with the Locality SEND manager.

You will need to have communication skills that are effective in potentially difficult circumstances such as where complaints have escalated, in mediation or where there is dispute around the EHCP – this will include effective listening, negotiation skills, demonstrating empathy and the ability to regulate own communication style and emotions to the situation.  

We would encourage applicants to contact Nicola Machon, Acting Lead for SEND on 01609 533138 or Amanda Millgate 01609 533215 SEND Hub Manager for an informal conversation.

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday 27th November 2022

Interview Date: Tuesday 6th November 2022

Key Documents

Total Rewards

Job Description 

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post

Read about the benefits of working for us...

You will receive the very best support, working alongside talented and inspirational people.

Investment in your continuous professional development continues throughout your career. A number of heads of service across North Yorkshire have used their experience to transition into senior regional and national roles. 

These roles have a flexible base; as a council, we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, arranged around the demands of the role. You can work from bases across the county as well as working from home. Our head office is in Northallerton, therefore visibility here and throughout the county is required.

You will have the opportunity to join a learning organisation to develop your skills and career alongside having North Yorkshire County Council on your CV, which has one of the best reputations... a career enhancing opportunity!

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • a local government pension scheme
  • family-friendly leave
  • salary sacrifice schemes
  • modern flexible working practices
  • learning and development packages
  • career advancement opportunities
  • employee discount benefits

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling expenses

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh is just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take your time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!